Tell us about yourself and your music
” My music is a mix of rock and blues , I am a independent Canadian female singer songwriter.
My vocal style was formed by singing and jamming in blues bars across Canada and singing in cover rock bands.
I think it is important for songwriters to explore and learn from other styles of music and take a chance on something new!
“I walked into my bank one day and wrote a jingle for the bank on a dare from the bank manager and they took it and put it on their website!”, I was surprised and pretty happy .
You never know what your are capable of as a musician , There are no limits in songwriting, to be creative is the greatest gift and the hardest happy work a artist can have !
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release is What do They Say About You?”
This is a song I used to play acoustically busking on the streets of Vancouver .B.C, Canada
People used to throw money at me from the bus when I played,pretty crazy!
This is a song I always wanted to record,I knew I had to do it as I always got positive
feedback from the song on the street, No Pun Intended ?
What inspired you to write this release?
My latest release is What do They Say About You?
The song is inspired by the emotions you go through when you are in a new
” I think I’m in Love” relationship , is it your hormones or your heart?, and how do you know
if the other person is the right one for you.
Any plans to release a video?
I am looking to record a video in 2017 with the help of musician funding sources.
Any plans to hit the road?
I am planning to tour later in 2017 as I am in the process of recording and writing new material .
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I brand myself as a Blues/Rock artist with a sassy attitude to explore the joys of life
and the complex world of human relationships and how we do or don’t get along
in this world, and reflect on human issues.
Music is subjective so it is up to the listener to decide if they like it or not.
Life is a great big ride with ups and downs , embrace the feelings , take them, use your experiences from life, tell a story in song,be persistent , do what you love and
live your dreams.
Touching people with your music is every songwriters goal .
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to independent artists on satellite , internet radio ie : Samatha De,
Alicia Mathewson, The Wild Goat
For mainstream radio , everything from Adele , The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
to Zakk Wylde .
The internet is full of wonderful indi artists.
Tell us about your passions
I live in the mountains and have a lake close to my house so I go almost everyday to the beach , snow or sun and take pictures .
When summer comes , can hardly wait to go camping out to the provincial parks and go hiking through the forest.
Currently reading the Steve Jobs book which is inspiring, Also Writing some short stories and have ideas in rough for a science fiction novel, maybe someday.
Keeping in shape and eating healthy are important to me so I also work out.
I also share my home with 2 cats
What else is happening next in your world?
I have been busy writing new songs and will be releasing a Cd later this year.
, also have plans to join a independent filmmakers group where i live as it has also been one of my dreams to make movies.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my feeling on songwriting and music.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Renita!